Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. The athletics program traces its earliest roots to events used in the ancient Greek Olympics. The modern program includes track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events. Cross country running was also on the program in earlier editions but it was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Athletics at the Summer Olympics
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Governing bodyIAAF
Events47 (men: 24; women: 23)
Games

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EventsEdit

The events contested have varied widely. From 1900 to 1920, tug of war was considered to be part of the Olympic athletics programme, although the sports of tug of war and athletics are now considered distinct.[1]

Men's eventsEdit

No new events have been added to the men's athletics programme since the 1952 addition of the short racewalk. The roster of events has not changed since then, with the exception of the omission of the long racewalk in 1976 (the IAAF held a 50 km walk World Championships that year instead and as a result the event was restored in 1980). The long racewalk is the only event currently held for men but not included on the women's programme, with the exception of women taking part in the heptathlon rather than the decathlon and the 100 metres hurdles rather than the 110 metres hurdles. The last women's event added to the roster was the 3000 metres steeplechase in 2008.

A total of 52 different events have been held in the men's competition. The current list comprises 24 events. Many of the discontinued events were similar to modern ones but at different lengths, especially in the steeplechasing, hurdling, and racewalking disciplines. Team racing events have been eliminated after appearing in six early editions of the Games. The athletic triathlon (an unusual event, held only once and featuring gymnasts competing in the long jump, shot put, and 100 metre dash) and pentathlon multi-discipline events were phased out in favor of the decathlon, and the medley relay replaced with even-leg relays. Standing jump competitions are no longer held, nor are the various modified throwing events which were experimented with in 1908 and 1912. Cross country running was on the program from 1912 to 1924 and is the most prominent form of athletics not to feature at the Olympics.

Current program
Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
100 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
200 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
400 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
800 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
1500 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
5000 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
10,000 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Marathon (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
110 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
400 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 27
3000 metres steeplechase (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 24
4 × 100 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
4 × 400 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
20 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 17
50 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
High jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Pole vault (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
Long jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
Triple jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Shot put (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Discus throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Hammer throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
Javelin throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 26
Decathlon (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Past events
Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
60 metres (details) X X 2
200 metres hurdles (details) X X 2
2500 metres steeplechase (details) X 1
2590 metres steeplechase (details) X 1
3200 metres steeplechase (details) X 1
4000 metres steeplechase (details) X 1
Medley relay (details) X 1
3000 metres team race (details) X X X 3
5000 metres team race (details) X 1
3-mile team race (details) X 1
4-mile team race (details) X 1
5 miles (details) X 1
3000 metres race walk (details) X 1
3500 metres race walk (details) X 1
10 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X 5
10 miles race walk (details) X 1
All-around (details) X 1
Triathlon (details) X 1
Pentathlon (details) X X X 3
Standing long jump (details) X X X X 4
Standing triple jump (details) X X 2
Standing high jump (details) X X X X 4
56 pound weight throw (details) X X 2
Shot put, two hands (details) X 1
Discus throw, Greek style (details) X 1
Discus throw, two hands (details) X 1
Javelin throw, freestyle (details) X 1
Javelin throw, two hands (details) X 1
Individual cross country (details) X X X 3
Team cross country (details) X X X 3
Total 12 23 25 26 30 29 27 22 23 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Women's eventsEdit

Women's competition in athletics began at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Current program
Event 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Games
100 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
200 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
400 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
800 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 17
1500 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
5000 metres (details) X X X X X X X 7
10,000 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X 9
Marathon (details) X X X X X X X X X X 10
100 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
400 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X 10
3000 metres steeplechase (details) X X X X 4
4 × 100 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
4 × 400 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
20 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X X 6
High jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Pole vault (details) X X X X X X 6
Long jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
Triple jump (details) X X X X X X X 7
Shot put (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
Discus throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Hammer throw (details) X X X X X X 6
Javelin throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 21
Heptathlon (details) X X X X X X X X X X 10
Past events
Event 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Games
80 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X 8
Pentathlon (details) X X X X X 5
3000 metres (details) X X X 3
10 kilometres race walk (details) X X 2
Total 5 6 6 9 9 9 10 12 12 14 14 14 17 18 19 20 22 22 23 23 23 23

NationsEdit

Nearly every nation that has competed at the Olympics has entered the athletics competition. The number in each box represents the number of athletes the nation sent.[2]

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
  Afghanistan (AFG) 2 5 2 2 2 2 6
  Albania (ALB) 1 2 2 2 2 1 6
  Algeria (ALG) 4 9 9 12 9 8 21 20 12 6 10
  American Samoa (ASA) 1 2 2 2 1 1 6
  Andorra (AND) 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 7
  Angola (ANG) 3 6 5 2 2 1 1 2 8
  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 8 10 10 5 8 2 3 4 3 9
  Argentina (ARG) 10 7 11 8 24 16 2 4 6 6 9 2 7 2 4 8 11 8 11 9 20
  Armenia (ARM) 2 3 2 2 4 5
  Aruba (ARU) 2 2 1 2 1 5
  Australasia (ANZ) 9 5 2
  Australia (AUS) 1 1 2 4 9 7 4 5 18 17 76 28 35 24 22 27 21 30 28 35 60 82 42 40 50 25
  Austria (AUT) 1 2 12 7 4 2 29 15 15 3 9 8 12 15 6 11 6 10 16 11 12 6 3 7 24
  Azerbaijan (AZE) 4 4 4 2 3 5
  Bahamas (BAH) 1 2 3 8 8 8 14 11 8 20 19 16 18 20 14
  Bahrain (BRN) 1 3 6 1 2 6 11 9 8
  Bangladesh (BAN) 1 4 4 2 2 1 2 1 8
  Barbados (BAR) 2 7 9 9 6 8 4 11 3 3 4 11
  Belarus (BLR) 34 31 41 47 44 5
  Belgium (BEL) 6 2 42 17 32 13 18 21 6 12 10 15 15 25 19 15 13 7 12 9 9 17 14 23
  Belize (BIZ) 2 2 4 5 5 4 2 2 3 2 10
  Benin (BEN) 1 9 6 4 5 2 2 2 2 9
  Bermuda (BER) 6 2 2 8 4 5 4 3 1 1 2 2 12
  Bohemia (BOH) 4 3 11 3
  Bolivia (BOL) 4 1 3 2 6 3 2 2 2 2 10
  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 4 2 4 2 2 2 6
  Botswana (BOT) 7 6 6 5 6 6 9 7 3 9
  Brazil (BRA) 8 19 10 12 10 6 5 1 3 2 8 11 20 20 24 40 18 34 41 30 67 21
  British Virgin Islands (IVB) 4 2 1 6 1 1 2 2 8
  British West Indies (BWI) 7 1
  Brunei (BRU) 1 1 2 3
  Bulgaria (BUL) 4 2 4 8 9 9 18 19 47 22 21 17 22 19 15 8 16
  Burkina Faso (BUR) 1 4 3 4 2 3 2 2 8
  Burundi (BDI) 7 6 5 2 3 5
  Cameroon (CMR) 1 1 4 4 9 5 7 8 11 7 5 2 12
  Cambodia (CAM) 4 2 2 2 2 2 6
  Canada (CAN) 4 6 27 18 14 27 32 29 28 27 22 18 16 16 27 32 55 61 63 48 39 36 21 29 42 25
  Cape Verde (CPV) 3 2 1 1 2 5
  Cayman Islands (CAY) 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 7
  Central African Republic (CAF) 1 1 1 8 5 2 2 2 2 9
  Chad (CHA) 2 3 3 3 6 4 4 2 1 2 1 11
  Chile (CHI) 6 2 3 8 10 15 15 6 4 3 8 2 1 6 5 3 4 7 3 6 8 21
  China (CHN) 1 22 3 22 44 33 31 26 52 66 51 11
  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 4 6 5 11 7 10 12 2 7 2 2 3 6 13
  Colombia (COL) 1 5 2 4 4 4 7 7 4 5 8 5 13 11 11 14 29 17
  Comoros (COM) 4 2 2 2 2 5
  Republic of the Congo (CGO) 2 6 6 6 7 6 2 2 1 2 2 11
  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD) 2 6 7 2 2 2 2 2 8
  Cook Islands (COK) 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 7
  Costa Rica (CRC) 2 1 3 4 8 2 1 3 4 9
  Croatia (CRO) 2 3 15 12 10 9 6
  Cuba (CUB) 1 1 3 5 2 3 3 18 19 26 17 34 46 33 33 43 46 17
  Cyprus (CYP) 3 4 5 8 10 7 6 4 8
  Czech Republic (CZE) 23 24 36 29 31 5
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 16 18 11 3 31 11 20 16 22 12 13 27 14 22 23 18 16
  Denmark (DEN) 3 4 8 14 18 9 10 2 10 16 11 2 9 4 6 13 3 2 3 5 3 7 4 5 3 6 26
  Djibouti (DJI) 3 5 5 3 2 2 2 7
  Dominica (DMA) 5 2 2 2 2 5
  Dominican Republic (DOM) 1 9 2 2 4 3 3 2 5 6 9 11
  East Germany (GDR) 47 62 58 82 58 5
  East Timor (TLS) 2 1 2 3
  Ecuador (ECU) 3 1 1 3 5 7 4 3 8 11 13 11
  Egypt (EGY) 2 1 4 2 7 1 7 4 2 2 4 6 12
  Eritrea (ERI) 3 4 10 11 4
  Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) 4 6 7 5 2 2 2 2 8
  El Salvador (ESA) 10 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 9
  Estonia (EST) 7 11 4 1 7 5 13 5 15 14 10 18 12
  Ethiopia (ETH) 8 5 5 9 20 25 15 16 24 24 27 31 12
  Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) 2 2 2 2 4
  Fiji (FIJ) 1 2 1 2 2 4 8 7 7 1 2 2 2 13
  Finland (FIN) 15 23 26 52 35 22 37 36 69 19 26 17 10 32 31 26 22 18 26 26 23 23 19 17 24
  France (FRA) 5 21 (1) 19 25 59 70 50 12 40 65 54 29 36 38 40 49 44 31 43 55 57 49 53 55 48 47 26
  Gabon (GAB) 2 1 2 4 2 2 2 2 8
  The Gambia (GAM) 10 3 5 9 2 2 2 2 8
  Georgia (GEO) 2 2 3 2 4 5
  Germany (GER) 5 6 2 20 24 62 27 77 39 79 85 64 71 53 71 15
  Ghana (GHA) 7 7 12 8 13 15 11 8 15 18 10 3 2 13
  Great Britain (GBR) 5 9 3 126 61 41 65 55 24 52 79 66 55 61 62 68 70 52 61 85 102 91 77 72 54 58 69 27
  Greece (GRE) 30 2 10 12 5 9 12 13 7 14 15 11 6 19 5 7 12 12 8 10 6 11 25 43 56 32 23 27
  Grenada (GRN) 2 2 4 5 2 3 8 6 8
  Guam (GUM) 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 7
  Guatemala (GUA) 6 5 3 7 1 6 7 5 4 6 10
  Guinea (GUI) 3 2 5 4 2 1 2 2 8
  Guinea-Bissau (GBS) 2 2 2 2 2 5
  Guyana (GUY) 1 2 4 1 2 4 3 3 6 4 2 3 3 13
  Haiti (HAI) 3 2 2 7 10 1 3 2 3 3 4 4 4 13
  Honduras (HON) 6 3 3 3 4 1 1 1 2 2 10
  Hong Kong (HKG) 4 3 3 3 1 5 1 2 5 9
  Hungary (HUN) 3 9 2 19 27 16 26 5 25 12 35 19 26 31 31 33 16 27 15 24 22 37 35 20 18 25
  Iceland (ISL) 1 4 11 9 2 7 2 3 4 7 4 7 7 4 3 6 2 3 3 19
  India (IND) 1 3 7 7 4 4 8 8 8 11 13 2 8 4 11 8 5 2 6 24 17 14 14 23
  Independent Olympic Participants (IOP) 9 2 2 3
  Indonesia (INA) 1 3 1 1 1 5 5 1 5 2 2 2 12
  Iran (IRI) 1 2 1 8 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 6 10 14
  Iraq (IRQ) 2 11 4 6 2 1 2 2 2 2 10
  Ireland (IRL) 10 10 4 10 2 3 9 7 5 13 7 7 17 18 19 24 32 11 16 21 20
  Israel (ISR) 7 1 8 5 2 2 6 4 4 8 5 4 3 13
  Italy (ITA) 2 12 12 24 36 24 21 32 25 33 21 47 22 26 40 32 26 51 38 39 50 47 35 45 33 25
  Ivory Coast (CIV) 6 7 6 8 6 9 9 5 8 2 1 3 12
  Jamaica (JAM) 10 7 6 15 15 21 14 16 32 26 28 38 43 41 45 42 16
  Japan (JPN) 2 11 8 16 34 46 19 20 20 64 19 19 15 22 29 31 32 40 38 37 44 21
  Jordan (JOR) 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 7
  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 18 25 21 19 24 5
  Kenya (KEN) 8 5 11 18 22 32 33 38 43 36 31 37 42 13
  Kiribati (KIR) 2 1 2 3
  Kuwait (KUW) 2 2 6 8 2 6 4 1 4 5 2 3 12
  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 6 8 7 5 2 5
  Laos (LAO) 7 1 5 5 2 2 2 2 8
  Latvia (LAT) 10 6 2 7 7 16 17 15 16 22 10
  Lebanon (LIB) 1 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 11
  Lesotho (LES) 1 5 2 3 6 9 2 2 4 3 10
  Liberia (LBR) 4 4 1 5 7 4 5 8 2 3 3 11
  Libya (LBA) 1 7 2 1 4 1 2 2 2 9
  Liechtenstein (LIE) 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 12
  Lithuania (LTU) 5 8 14 18 12 18 20 17 8
  Luxembourg (LUX) 2 6 3 4 6 6 7 3 6 3 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 18
  Macedonia (MKD) 2 2 2 2 4
  Madagascar (MAD) 3 3 7 3 2 5 6 7 3 2 2 11
  Malawi (MAW) 11 5 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 9
  Malaya (MAL) 7 3 2
  Malaysia (MAS) 12 10 8 3 2 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 12
  Maldives (MDV) 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 7
  Mali (MLI) 2 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 12
  Malta (MLT) 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 9
  Marshall Islands (MHL) 2 2 2
  Mauritius (MRI) 4 3 3 12 6 4 3 2 8
  Mauritania (MTN) 2 6 4 2 2 2 2 7
  Mexico (MEX) 11 11 25 3 5 2 1 5 5 26 11 7 7 16 21 24 15 22 27 23 18 21
  Moldova (MDA) 7 11 12 14 8 5
  Monaco (MON) 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
  Montenegro (MNE) 2 2 2
  Mongolia (MGL) 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 9
  Morocco (MAR) 8 4 4 8 3 11 13 17 24 22 26 21 12
  Mozambique (MOZ) 9 7 3 3 1 2 2 1 2 9
  Myanmar (MYA) 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 13
  Namibia (NAM) 3 3 6 3 4 3 6
  Nepal (NEP) 2 2 1 5 5 7 1 2 2 2 2 2 12
  Netherlands (NED) 19 1 11 20 50 7 18 22 10 10 8 12 7 5 9 13 18 15 10 9 20 14 18 23
  Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 7
  New Zealand (NZL) 2 1 3 6 3 3 4 9 14 14 9 16 10 14 6 13 18 8 13 10 8 21
  Nicaragua (NCA) 7 5 5 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 10
  Niger (NIG) 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 8
  Nigeria (NGR) 9 10 8 14 15 19 16 17 23 14 32 28 17 22 21 15
  North Borneo (NBO) 2 1
  North Korea (PRK) 2 3 3 3 4 6 4 6 5 9
  North Yemen (YAR) 2 4 2
  Norway (NOR) 2 11 21 16 10 13 3 11 20 19 5 11 6 5 13 10 13 12 9 13 12 9 9 11 24
  Oman (OMA) 7 5 4 1 4 1 2 2 8
  Pakistan (PAK) 5 16 17 12 6 5 2 3 7 4 2 2 2 2 2 15
  Palau (PLW) 2 2 2 2 4
  Palestine (PLE) 1 1 2 2 2 5
  Panama (PAN) 1 4 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 12
  Papua New Guinea (PNG) 3 5 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 9
  Paraguay (PAR) 2 1 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 10
  Peru (PER) 9 9 3 4 3 1 5 2 1 2 5 2 2 3 5 15
  Philippines (PHI) 1 2 1 6 1 1 4 7 11 4 6 1 6 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 20
  Poland (POL) 14 15 7 17 7 29 23 49 35 31 45 32 48 21 24 23 35 45 60 52 20
  Portugal (POR) 3 3 3 1 2 4 7 5 3 1 6 6 3 14 28 36 30 21 26 27 24 21
  Puerto Rico (PUR) 4 10 7 7 6 6 9 10 14 5 7 5 8 3 5 10 16
  Qatar (QAT) 6 8 11 9 12 10 14 6 8
  Rhodesia (RHO) 2 3 2
  Russia (RUS) 1 32 85 109 115 104 97 7
  Romania (ROU) 13 5 12 5 9 12 11 18 16 21 9 5 25 25 23 26 17 17 18
  Rwanda (RWA) 3 6 7 4 3 3 2 3 8
  Saar (SAA) 6 1
  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10 2 2 4 4 5
  Saint Lucia (LCA) 5 3 1 3 2 5
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 6 6 8 2 2 2 2 7
  Samoa (SAM) 2 1 2 2 2 1 6
  San Marino (SMR) 2 1 2 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 10
  São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) 2 2 2 2 2 5
  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 10 14 6 2 9 11 7 8 10 9
  Senegal (SEN) 12 9 12 10 10 11 12 9 7 9 9 2 6 13
  Serbia (SRB) 2 10 14 3
  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 8 24 7 3
  Seychelles (SEY) 9 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 9
  Sierra Leone (SLE) 2 12 5 8 11 12 2 2 2 2 10
  Singapore (SIN) 1 1 4 1 3 1 2 2 2 2 10
  Slovakia (SVK) 14 16 12 18 11 5
  Slovenia (SLO) 4 10 19 19 17 12 8
  Solomon Islands (SOL) 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 7
  Somalia (SOM) 3 7 5 4 2 2 2 2 8
  South Africa (RSA) 3 6 7 13 12 9 4 14 6 13 9 7 16 22 23 32 23 20 18
  South Korea (KOR) 9 6 7 6 17 4 2 11 47 11 17 13 18 17 17 15
  South Vietnam (VNM) 1 2 1 3
  South Yemen (YMD) 3 1
  Soviet Union (URS) 77 75 81 84 70 74 70 99 83 9
  Spain (ESP) 14 13 10 7 13 6 10 11 17 21 26 34 59 56 58 56 54 46 18
  Sri Lanka (SRI) 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 7 6 13 4 2 2 15
  Suriname (SUR) 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 11
  Sudan (SUD) 2 2 6 3 3 3 3 2 4 8 4 11
  Swaziland (SWZ) 1 3 5 5 4 2 2 2 2 9
  Sweden (SWE) 1 8 31 106 64 33 29 9 37 50 45 17 26 16 18 26 19 16 24 11 19 17 14 12 12 9 26
  Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 13 17 9 3 19 20 28 21 12 22 28 7 15 17 19 15 23 13 9 7 11 23
  Syria (SYR) 1 12 1 3 1 3 2 2 2 9
  Tajikistan (TJK) 1 2 2 2 2 5
  Tanzania (TAN) 4 3 7 16 12 6 4 5 4 8 7 3 12
  Thailand (THA) 8 8 8 18 4 4 10 4 18 8 12 3 11 2 14
  Togo (TOG) 2 3 3 4 5 2 2 1 2 9
  Tonga (TGA) 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 7
  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 3 3 6 8 10 10 9 11 3 5 6 15 14 23 20 15
  Tunisia (TUN) 11 6 3 4 2 2 1 6 9 3 4 5 12
  Turkey (TUR) 2 4 5 13 13 13 4 4 3 2 5 4 2 3 5 13 15 31 18
  Turkmenistan (TKM) 1 2 2 2 2 5
  Tuvalu (TUV) 2 2 2
  Uganda (UGA) 3 4 8 3 8 6 10 13 4 4 5 4 7 11 14
  Ukraine (UKR) 43 54 50 66 73 5
  Unified Team (EUN) 99 1
  United Team of Germany (EUA) 43 90 97 3
  United Arab Emirates (UAE) 7 4 1 1 1 1 2 7
  United Arab Republic (UAR) 2 1
  United States (USA) 10 41 86 84 109 90 96 98 82 77 76 71 81 81 86 91 95 92 110 114 117 121 116 116 121 123 26
  Uruguay (URU) 5 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 2 4 3 3 2 14
  Uzbekistan (UZB) 12 22 10 12 13 5
  Vanuatu (VAN) 3 6 4 2 2 2 2 7
  Venezuela (VEN) 7 4 7 6 6 10 1 1 3 4 6 5 4 12 14
  Vietnam (VIE) 7 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 8
  Virgin Islands (ISV) 2 1 3 4 7 10 7 3 2 2 4 11
  West Germany (FRG) 67 87 54 58 47 5
  Yemen (YEM) 3 3 2 1 2 2 6
  Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 4 1 21 15 19 7 22 9 8 16 13 14 6 10 15
  Zambia (ZAM) 5 3 7 9 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 12
  Zimbabwe (ZIM) 3 4 6 7 7 6 8 6 7 3 10
No. of nations 10 15 10 20 27 25 40 40 34 43 53 57 59 72 80 92 104 79 70 124 148 156 190 193 196 200 201
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20

Medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2016 Summer Olympics, considering stripped medals as of June 21, 2017

Sources:[3][4]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)332259204795
2  Soviet Union (URS)645574193
3  Great Britain (GBR)558070205
4  Finland (FIN)483630114
5  East Germany (GDR)383635109
6  Kenya (KEN)30372693
7  Poland (POL)25181457
8  Jamaica (JAM)22352077
9  Ethiopia (ETH)22102153
10  Australia (AUS)21262673
11  Russia (RUS)21202162
12  Sweden (SWE)19214181
13  Italy (ITA)19152660
14  Germany (GER)18243880
15  France (FRA)14262969
16  Canada (CAN)14153160
17  West Germany (FRG)12141743
18  Romania (ROU)11141035
19  Czechoslovakia (TCH)118524
20  Cuba (CUB)10141741
21  Hungary (HUN)10121840
22  New Zealand (NZL)1031124
23  South Africa (RSA)814628
24  China (CHN)871227
25  Greece (GRE)7121130
26  Unified Team (EUN)711321
27  Japan (JPN)79925
28  Norway (NOR)75820
29  Morocco (MAR)65819
30  Netherlands (NED)64616
31  Bulgaria (BUL)58619
32  Belgium (BEL)55212
33  Brazil (BRA)53917
34  Bahamas (BAH)52512
35  Czech Republic (CZE)51713
36  United Team of Germany (EUA)418830
37  Algeria (ALG)4329
38  Portugal (POR)42410
39  Ireland (IRL)4217
40  Mexico (MEX)36211
41  Belarus (BLR)35614
  Spain (ESP)35614
43  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)34815
44  Croatia (CRO)3115
  Lithuania (LTU)3115
46  Nigeria (NGR)24713
47  Argentina (ARG)2305
48  Ukraine (UKR)221317
49  Tunisia (TUN)2215
50  Estonia (EST)2136
51  Dominican Republic (DOM)2103
52  Kazakhstan (KAZ)2024
53  Uganda (UGA)2013
54  Cameroon (CMR)2002
55  Austria (AUT)1247
56  Slovenia (SLO)1214
57  Bahrain (BRN)1113
  Colombia (COL)1113
59  Burundi (BDI)1102
  Ecuador (ECU)1102
  Grenada (GRN)1102
  Mixed team (ZZX)1102
  South Korea (KOR)1102
64  Panama (PAN)1023
65  Mozambique (MOZ)1012
66  Luxembourg (LUX)1001
  Slovakia (SVK)1001
  Syria (SYR)1001
  Tajikistan (TJK)1001
70  Switzerland (SUI)0628
71  Denmark (DEN)0437
72  Latvia (LAT)0415
73  Namibia (NAM)0404
74  Chile (CHI)0202
  India (IND)0202
  Sri Lanka (SRI)0202
  Tanzania (TAN)0202
  Yugoslavia (YUG)0202
79  Qatar (QAT)0123
80  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0112
  Iceland (ISL)0112
  Venezuela (VEN)0112
83  Bohemia (BOH)0101
  Botswana (BOT)0101
  Guatemala (GUA)0101
  Haiti (HAI)0101
  Iran (IRI)0101
  Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
  Saudi Arabia (KSA)0101
  Senegal (SEN)0101
  Sudan (SUD)0101
  Zambia (ZAM)0101
93  Turkey (TUR)0033
94  British West Indies (BWI)0022
  Philippines (PHI)0022
96  Australasia (ANZ)0011
  Barbados (BAR)0011
  Djibouti (DJI)0011
  Eritrea (ERI)0011
  Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
  Serbia (SRB)0011
Totals (101 nations)9749779762927

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Past Olympic Sports. Olympics/IOC. Retrieved on 2010-08-30.
  2. ^ Statistics can be found at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-11-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link), for example, Finland Athletics participants for 1956 Olympics are at www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/FIN/summer/1956/ATH/ Archived 2015-07-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Historical Medallists
  4. ^ "2016 medalists". rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-22.

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